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Catchment Risk Management Officer

Brighton, Sussex
£34,000 to £34,500
Job Type
20 Jul 2022
As the Catchment Officer for Kent & East Sussex, you'll work as part of a team on a range of initiatives, focused on engagement with farmers and land managers in their priority catchments. This is a key role with responsibility to help deliver the Company's commitment to protect water quality at source in the upstream catchments.

Your main role will be to promote sustainable farming measures that reduce the risk of nitrate and pesticide runoff, particularly where this causes a risk to our drinking water abstractions. This will involve offering a range of incentives to farmers, working with expert partners and farmer clusters to deliver farm management trials, whilst running various stakeholder meetings and events to share best practice information.

You will also be involved in evaluating land-based activities by reviewing and collecting monitoring information. Working with farmer clusters and other catchment stakeholders you will influence positive land management decisions and act as our first point of contact for farmers and land managers in our target catchments.

This role will involve travelling across the region, with mileage paid, however you will require access to your own vehicle.

Suitable candidates will have agronomic, agricultural or catchment management qualification / or equivalent experience.

Demonstrable experience of forging strong relationships with farmers/stakeholders and knowledge of farm management and crops - including identification/rotations/soil management etc.

GIS experience would be beneficial. BASIS Soil & Water or FACTS qualifications are beneficial but not essential and training would be available for the right candidate.

Salary of around 34k + benefits
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  • Job Reference: 662712834-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Matchtech
  • Location: Brighton, Sussex
  • Salary: £34,000 to £34,500
  • Bonus/Benefits: eligibility for a company bonus
  • Sector: Primary Industry
  • Job Type: Permanent